Happy hour has been a platform where friends and colleagues can vent about the work-week and share plans for the weekend over drinks and appetizers. If you’re looking for an affordable happy hour spot on the weekends, you’re in luck. Baltimore has plenty of nightspots and bars that provide excellent service and drinks and food on the cheap. Below are the top five weekend happy hour spots in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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Shuckers of Fells Point
1629 Thames St
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 522-5820

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Shuckers, located in the historic Fells Point district of Baltimore, has more than 40 high-definition TVs and an array of happy hour specials. On Fridays, enjoy $3.50 drafts and $5 Fireflys, then come in to recover on Saturday and Sundays with build your own Bloody Mary bars, $3 mimosas and $3.50 select drafts. The restaurant also offers game-time specials during sporting events in town that include discounted wings, nachos and domestic beers. The location is right off the waterfront so you get some of the best views of the Inner Harbor and Canton areas along with your happy hour savings.

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Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
401 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 522-1907


Teavolve Cafe & Lounge is the best spot to go for happy hour brunch during the weekends. This place uses the term “brunch” lightly, as it runs for an extended seven hours every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Specials include half off mimosa pitchers, Bloody Mary’s and tea-infused sangria made in-house. As far as brunch fare, the selection is second to none–find griddle cakes, smoked salmon omelets, croissant sandwiches and brie and prosciutto panini. Parking is just $3 on the weekends.

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The Get Down Lounge
701 S. Bond St
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(443) 708-3564

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If you are the type of person who needs a pick me up to the start of a new work-week, then look no further than “Sunday Sessions” at the Get Down Lounge. This lounge is one of Baltimore’s newest nightspots in Fells Point, and features a fantastic special on Sunday evenings. The end of weekend event features free cover and half-priced drinks all night long to the tunes of DJs Dirty Ralph and Effrey laying down the ones and twos for the evening. The club also offers special VIP tables at great rates for a trendy and upscale nightclub establishment.

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One Eyed Mike’s
708 South Bond St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 327-0445

If you’re looking for cheap drinks after work on a Saturday, One Eyed Mike’s Saturday Night Industry Happy Hour is calling your name. This late night happy hour gets going at 10 p.m. and features specials on beer and shots until 2 a.m. Not “in the industry?” Stop in on Saturdays for One Eyed Mike’s brunch for deals on peppered bacon Bloody Mary’s and classic mimosas.

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13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(410) 889-1064

What better way to enjoy a weekend than in a cozy wine bar sipping on vino with friends? 13.5% in Hampden offers the laid back ambiance of a lounge coupled with the affordable prices of a neighborhood haunt and the delicious food and wine pairings of an upscale, posh wine bar. Kick off the weekend after work on Friday with $2 off wines by the glass, then stop in for Saturday for half priced bottles of beer. The Sunday Farmers’ Market menu adds extra savings on local eats, with a three-course meal for just $25.

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LeRoy McDuffie is a nightclub writer from Baltimore who has traveled the world and experienced some of the best and vibrant nightclub venues. He is a graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster, Md, and has a degree in political science and journalism. LeRoy is well-versed in the nightclub scene and will surely provide the hottest reviews and trends of the nightlife scene in Baltimore. His work can be found at Examiner.com.